Who We Are 2017-09-15T10:02:22+00:00

Who We Are

Rhonda Dillingham, Executive Director


The NC Association of Public Charter Schools is the combination of two organizations long dedicated to advocating for the interests of our state’s charter schools and the children they serve. The unified Association is comprised of our state’s charter schools. We are led by our state’s charter school leaders. We are supported by educators, parents, students, and businesses who believe charter schools need to be an option for all of our state’s school children. Together, our goal is to be the driving force behind making the charter movement in North Carolina a model for the rest of the nation.

Board Members

The NCAPCS Board of Directors is comprised of charter school leaders from across the state.


Jennifer Lucas
Jennifer LucasCo-chair
Managing Director, Voyager Academy
Lisa Gordon Stella
Lisa Gordon StellaCo-chair
Law Office of Lisa Gordon Stella, PLLC
Ivonne Reed
Ivonne ReedSecretary
NC Charter Foundation
Rudy Swofford
Rudy SwoffordTreasurer
Principal, Summerfield Charter Academy
Meredith Flowe
Meredith FloweMember
Staff, Henderson Collegiate
Stephen Hester
Stephen HesterMember
Principal, Bethel Hill Charter School
Simon Johnson
Simon JohnsonMember
CEO, Quality Education Academy
Kirby McCrary
Kirby McCraryMember
Headmaster, Millenium Charter Academy
Cynthia McQueen
Cynthia McQueenMember
Principal, Torchlight Academy
Carroll Reed
Carroll ReedMember
Founder, Southern Wake Academy
Eugene Slocum
Eugene SlocumMember
Superintendent, Alpha Academy